I, Daniel Blake (2016)

drama

Daniel Blake, 59, finds himself in no-man’s land caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy.

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)

documentary

Versus is a funny, provocative and revealing account of the life and career of one of Britain’s foremost filmmakers, Ken Loach, as he turns eighty and looks back at over fifty years of filmmaking.

War on Everyone (2016)

comedy

Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path.

Anthropoid (2016)

drama, thriller, history

General Reinhard Heydrich was The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.

The Confession (2016)

documentary

From supporting the Bosnian Mujahideen to being imprisoned in Bagram and Guantanamo, from the rebel training camps in Syria to the prison cells of Belmarsh in Britain, Moazzam Begg has experienced a generation of conflict.

This Beautiful Fantastic (2016)

comedy, drama

A young woman who dreams of being a children's author makes an unlikely friendship with a cantankerous, rich old widower.

The Carer (2016)

comedy

A young Hungarian girl becomes a carer for legendary actor Sir Michael Gifford who suffers from an incurable disease.

Ali and Nino (2016)

drama, romance, history

Ali is an upper class Muslim man, whose family holds a great deal of power in Baku, Azerbaijan.Nino, Ali's lover, is from neighboring Georgia and is christian, but the two are deeply in love.

Sour Grapes (2016)

documentary

Rudy Kurniawan was, it was rumoured, a wine savant, had an expert memory for taste, a generous host, offering rare wines from his huge cellar, who in 2006 made 35 million dollars in two wine auctions from the sale of his wine.

Adult Life Skills (2016)

comedy

Anna is stuck: she's approaching 30, living like a hermit in her mum's garden shed and wondering why the suffragettes ever bothered.

A Patch of Fog (2015)

drama, thriller

A security guard catches a famous writer/television host shoplifting and blackmails him into becoming friends.

Bobby Sands: 66 days (2016)

documentary

In the spring of 1981 Irish Republican Bobby Sands' 66-day hunger strike brought the attention of the world to his cause.

Burn Burn Burn (2015)

comedy, drama

Following the death of their friend, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes.

The Levelling (2016)

drama

Clover, the film's clearheaded young protagonist, comes home to Somerset after learning that her younger brother Harry has killed himself.

Away (2016)

drama

This beautifully sustained and often heart wrenching drama gradually reveals the story of two lost souls who, against all the odds, offer the other a sense of hope.

Bobby (2016)

documentary

A film which marks the 50th anniversary of England's victory in the 1966 World Cup, and uncovers the truth behind the man who led them to it.

Oasis: Supersonic (2016)

documentary

Despite the fact that rock band Oasis had eight number one albums in the UK and had sold an estimated 70 million records by 1999, the band embarked on its final tour in 2008.

Hamlet (2015)

theatre production

From its ground-breaking, sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of Hamlet, with BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake in the title role.

Project Nim (2011)

documentary

From the Oscar-winning team behind Man On Wire comes the story of Nim, the chimpanzee who in the 1970s became the focus of a landmark experiment which aimed to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child.

The Bengali Detective (2011)

documentary

The secrets of Kolkata revealed by overweight dance obsessed intrepid detective Rajesh Ji. Mixing dance and hit songs with the harsh lives of clients, this originally styled feature documentary provides an entertaining yet poignant look at modern India through the prism of crime.

BAFTA Shorts 2014-2015 (2015)

A selection of BAFTA-nominated short films

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